By Alexandra Burlacu | May 29, 2013 05:34 PM EDT
The much-rumored Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone will supposedly pack a Snapdragon 400 processor, if some new benchmark results prove to be accurate.
The smaller version of Samsung's new Galaxy S4 flagship will most likely make its official debut at the company's press event in London on June 20. Samsung teased new Android and Windows Phone devices and the Galaxy S4 Mini is expected to be one of the Android goodies. While the company kept mum regarding its plans, more specs of the device surfaced online.
According to German publication All About Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, not the previously rumored Snapdragon S4 dual-core CPU. The site claims to have some AnTuTu benchmark results for the junior Galaxy S4, obtained from an unnamed source. Samsung may also choose to release two versions of the device.
According to the benchmark results, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will apparently pack a Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.7GHz under the hood, i.e. the same processor powering the HTC First. Other specs include 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front shooter capable of capturing 1080p video. The display will apparently be a 4.3-inch qHD display, meaning a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The Galaxy S4 Mini will also reportedly come with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board.
It's obvious that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will not boast the same high-end specifications as its big brother, but that comes as no surprise. Samsung had launched a Galaxy S3 Mini version of its then-flagship smartphone last year, and the smaller handset had traded in some of the goodies in favor of a smaller size and lower price tag.
If these specifications turn out to be true, however, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini may actually be a pretty good smartphone. It will definitely not be as high-end as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but these rumored specs don't sound bad at all. There's no word on pricing yet, but if Samsung slaps a competitive price tag on its new mini device the handset could grow wildly popular in no time, especially with such a heavy brand behind it.
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